American Idol 2006 Season 5

American Idol 2006 Season 5
Taylor Reuben Hicks
Birthname Taylor Reuben Hicks
Years as winner May 24, 2006 - May 23, 2007
Genres Blue-eyed soul, blues, blues rock
Successor Jordin Sparks
Predecessor Carrie Underwood

The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and fixed on May 24, 2006. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul as well as Simon Cowell again came to judge, and Ryan Seacrest came back to host. It was won by Taylor Reuben Hicks.

  American Idol Season 5 Scorecard

Top 12 Finalists Women Semi Finalists Men Semi Finalists
Taylor Reuben Hicks Ayla Marie Brown Gedeon Luke McKinney
Katharine Hope McPhee Shontai Kinnik Sky Marshall William John "Will" Makar
Efraym Elliott Yamin Heather Josephine Cox Jose "Sway" Penala
Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry Brenna Mema Gethers David William Radford
Paris Ana'is Bennett
Stephanie "Stevie" Marie Scott
Patrick Aaron Hall
Kellie Dawn Pickler
Rebecca "Becky" Clarise O'Donohue
Robert Jonathan "Bobby" Bennett, Jr.
Brett Asa "Ace" Young    
William Joel "Bucky" Covington    
Mandisa    
Lisa Gabrielle Tucker    
Kevin Patrick Covais    
Melissa Christine McGhee    

  Winner: Taylor Reuben Hicks

  Runner-up: Katharine McPhee

  American Idol Season 5 Elimination Chart

Stage: Semi-Finals American Idol Season 5 Finals
Week: 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/15 3/22 3/29 4/5 4/12 4/19 4/26 5/3 5/10 5/17 5/24
Place Contestant Result
1 Taylor Hicks                           Winner
2 Katharine McPhee           Btm 2           Btm 2   Runner-Up
3 Elliott Yamin             Btm 2 Btm 3     Btm 2   Elim  
4 Chris Daughtry                 Btm 2     Elim  
5 Paris Bennett             Btm 3   Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim  
6 Kellie Pickler                   Elim  
7 Ace Young       Btm 3   Btm 3   Btm 3 Elim  
8 Bucky Covington         Btm 2     Elim  
9 Mandisa             Elim  
10 Lisa Tucker       Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim  
11 Kevin Covais   Btm 3     Elim  
12 Melissa McGhee       Elim  
13-16 Gedeon McKinney     Elim  
Ayla Brown      
Will Makar      
Kinnik Sky   Btm 3  
17-20 José "Sway" Penala   Elim  
David Radford    
Heather Cox    
Brenna Gethers    
21-24 Patrick Hall Elim  
Stevie Scott  
Bobby Bennett  
Becky O'Donohue  

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